Srinagar, May 17 : Jama’at-e-Islami Jammu and Kashmir (JeI) Wednesday said that during a harsh crackdown of Heff village in Shopian, the Indian forces indiscriminately fired upon the peaceful protestors injuring more than thirty six innocent persons thereby creating a reign of terror in the area.
In a statement issued to KNS, JeI Spokesperson, Advocate Zahid Ali said that “forces personnel also used unjustified force upon the people during the search operations mainly targeting the family members of the local Mujahideens and ransacking their household properties. When the masses reacted against this highhandedness, the Army and SOG personnel started unprovoked firing and shelling upon them intimidating the whole population.”
“This seems to be a part of the well designed policy of Indian government for suppressing the civilians in the valley so that no one dares to stand against this state barbarism but people here have made these plans a total failure,” he added.
JeI strongly denounces these forces atrocious acts carried on the Israeli pattern against the unarmed civilians and appeals the international community to intervene in this grave situation and take effective measures to stop this barbarism.
Moreover, Jama’at asked the Muslim nations associated with OIC to play their assigned role for saving the Muslim population in the valley from state terrorism. (KNS)